2010 Philipponnat Grand Blanc

Champagne Blend - 1.5L
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

Aromas of citrus oil, buttered toast, fresh apricot, orange confit and musky peach introduce the 2010 Extra Brut Grand Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming wine that's round and gourmand, with ripe acids...
DC 92

Decanter, June 2021

From an atypical vintage yielding very rounded wines, with some fat. 'We were worried that it would evolve too quickly, but there is no evolutionary trace', Philipponnat remarked. More butter and less white stone fruit...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2010
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

The 2010 Philipponnat Grand Blanc is a captivating Champagne blend that embodies the essence of elegance and refinement. Hailing from the prestigious region of Champagne in France, this white wine showcases the expertise and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Philipponnat.

In the glass, the wine displays a mesmerizing golden hue, reminiscent of the radiant rays of the sun. The color is a testament to the wine's maturity and depth. With a cork closure, this wine holds the promise of a sensory journey that is about to unfold.

On the nose, the 2010 Philipponnat Grand Blanc reveals a symphony of aromas that dance harmoniously together. Citrus oil, buttered toast, and fresh apricot create a vibrant and inviting bouquet. Notes of orange confit and musky peach add complexity and intrigue, enticing the senses with their seductive allure.

Upon the first sip, the wine envelops the palate with its medium to full-bodied texture, leaving a lasting impression. The 2010 vintage is characterized by its fleshy and charming nature, offering a round and gourmand experience. Ripe acids provide a refreshing lift, while a sapid finish adds depth and sophistication.

This wine was disgorged in April 2020 with a dosage of 4.5 grams per liter, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality. The 12.0% alcohol content ensures a balanced and harmonious drinking experience.

Renowned wine critic William Kelley from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points. He praises its generous style and predicts that it will drink exceptionally well even at a young age.

Decanter also recognized the excellence of the 2010 Philipponnat Grand Blanc, awarding it a score of 92 points. They highlight the wine's refined texture and liken it to Meursault with a touch of effervescence. The use of small Burgundy oak barrels during vinification adds a hint of butter and enhances the wine's overall character.

Indulge in the splendor of the 2010 Philipponnat Grand Blanc and experience a wine that epitomizes the artistry and elegance of Champagne. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with exquisite cuisine, this wine promises to elevate any occasion with its grace and charm.